Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing selections and painting for masks, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
In many cases, when you want to apply and adjustment to an image that will only …affect a specific area of an image, you might want to use a Selection as the …basis of that adjustment. Such is the case with this photo. …You can see that the sky appears to be completely blown with virtually no detail …at all. But you can see, it is fairly separated …from the rest of the image. And so, I think I'll be able to make a …selection without too much difficulty. So, I'll use that selection as the basis …of my adjustment. I'll start off with the Quick Selection …tool, from the toolbox and then, I'll simply click and drag across the sky, in …order to create a selection of the sky. If I need to clean up that selection at …all, I can certainly add to or subtract from the selection.…
For example, over here on the left side of the building, you can see that part of …the building got selected. So I'll hold the Alt key on Windows or …the Option key on Macintosh, while I click and drag across that area in order …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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